The Crow’s Nest

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You Are Invited To:

Click picture to link to Crow’s Nest Facebook page

WHO:

Ashley & Michelle

WHERE:

Maplewood

WHEN:

Lunch

WHAT YOU GET:

A select menu of bar food with an artisan twist

THE EXPERIENCE:

The dark bar setting has a simple, eclectic vibe.  The menu is also simple, a one page printout with a handful of starters, sandwiches, plates and desserts.  Each item has a flavorful spin, like the Grilled Cheese with cheddar, smoked mozzarella, apple rosemary compote and hazelnut honey on pugliese bread.  If that doesn’t get your mouth-watering, I don’t know what does.  The wait staff is nice, not overly knowledgeable about the menu, but then again it is a pretty new place.

Po’ Boy – fried pollock, remoulade. kale, pickled onion and thyme on a baguette; with straight fries (they were out of the waffle fries) and lemon brown butter aioli to dip those straight fries in

Ashley’s Rating:

Po’ Boy was Fabulous – it was so good, I want to go back for more, even though the bread to yummy goodness ratio was a bit heavy on the bread side

Fries were Fine – I liked them but didn’t love them, nothing like the waffle fries

Michelle’s Rating:

Po’ Boy was Amazing. A little heavy on the onions, but the lightly battered fish was delicious.

Fries were Alright. A close second to their usual waffle fries which are Amazing.

Smoked Chicken – smoked chicken breast, kale, bacon, lemon brown butter aioli paired with a side salad

Ashley’s Rating:

Smoked Chicken was Fine – I liked it but didn’t love it

Michelle’s Rating:

Smoked Chicken was Average. The chicken was quite dry which was not a good match with the large bun.

Side Salad was Average. Typical mixed greens.

Pear Gorgonzola Bread Pudding with brown butter caramel and basil

Ashley’s Rating:

Fine – I liked it but didn’t love it, having said that, I would definitely have it again, but if I had an option to choose between a bread pudding with a rum or whiskey sauce, I’d have to pick that option first.

Michelle’s Rating:

Amazing – What an interesting mix of flavors!

COME HUNGRY … LEAVE WANTING TO TRY MORE OFF THE MENU

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